AUDITIONS

Auditions

NUTLEY LITTLE THEATRE SCHEDULES AUDITIONS FOR:

AUDITION NOTICE!!

The Ghost Train

Show runs October 15th-30th

Written by Arnold Ridley

Directed by Ellyn Essig 

On a dark and stormy night (naturally) a group of passengers have missed their connection late at night and are stranded on a railway station in rural Maine. Here lives the legend of a phantom locomotive that fatally wrecked in the locality years before and brings death to all who set eyes upon it.  The station master warns these passengers of the supernatural danger and urges them to leave.  When they refuse and he departs, they are left facing the ghostly night together.

AUDITIONS!

August 1st…………..……7:00pm

August 2nd…………..…..7:30pm

August 8th…………..……7:00pm  Callbacks

Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ

Character Breakdowns*

 ACTORS OF ALL EHNICITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION

Miss Bourne……Female (50s) – a severe spinster type, uptight, teetotaler

Julia Price………Late 20’s-30s; Lovely and believable woman in distress; obsessed  to see the ghost train…again.

Elsie Winthrop……30s-40s…. In an unhappy marriage; professed independent; cool and distant from her husband:

Richard Winthrop……40s-50s….Loves his wife and  wants her back. Bluff and aggressive. Maintains bravado for her benefit.

Peggy Murdock…….early 20s…….Just married and deeply loves her husband, Charlie.

Charles Murdock: 20s…..Just married and wants to get to his hotel for his wedding night. Completely frustrated and anxious to show his new wife how much he loves her.

Teddie Deakin: 30s-40s……..Teddie, a 1920s silly ass, pulled the emergency cord on the train after he lost his hat out the window, and is the reason the passengers are stranded. Teddie is the central comedic character. British accent.

Saul Hodgkin: 60+….Station Master. Grumpy & Intense…Maine accent. Audition will be to tell a scary story.

Herbert Price: 50s…Wealthy brother of Julie.

John Sterling: 40s…Wealthy handsome friend of Herbert and Julie Price.

Jackson: 40s-50s….Agent

Officer: Any age…cameo

*A comedy thriller is always a fine line. You need to bring out the comedy, and you need there to be genuine suspense and sudden surprises. Find the humor but play it honestly.  

Please be vaccinated for the safety of fellow actors and crew.

Contact Director for further information: elessig1@gmail.com